Episode 057 (An Interview with Lindsay English of The Fiber Seed)

Episode 057 (An Interview with Lindsay English of The Fiber Seed)

Recorded Monday, October 22, 2018



Haggle is my newest design! In what can seem like a politicized black-and-white world, it turns out there’s often a lot of gray. I had a vision of this shawl years ago. I’d lived in multiple countries where negotiating skills were key for navigating the local markets. Two sides start out diametrically opposed, and they gradually bend and flex until they come to a middle ground. When The Fiber Seed posted a picture of a gorgeous gray gradient, I knew I’d found my ideal yarn for the pattern. In a time that is so politically charged, we could all stand to negotiate and find a way to coexist.

Haggle is 50% off through 11:59 PM EDT on October 27, 2018, with Ravelry coupon code COMPROMISE. Click here to view in Ravelry!

The Safari Mittens Collection is live! Get four mittens in four sizes each for just $6 total through October 31, 2018, with Ravelry coupon code LETSGO. $1 from the sale of every collection will go to support the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which cares for orphaned elephants and other animals in Kenya. The mittens are named for the Swahili words for Elephant (Tembo), Rhino (Kifaru), Giraffe (Twiga), and Warthog (Pumba). I used The Fiber Seed Sprout Sock in Birch and Espresso colors – the idea is that you can mix-and-match the mittens.

Join in the Point/Counterpoint, Vol. 4 KAL through October 31 to win great prizes from our sponsors (details in the Ravelry KAL thread) #pointcounterpoint4kal

I announce the winner of 10 skeins of Paintbox Simply DK yarn. Love Crafts has created a “How Long Will It Take Me to Knit This?” calculator.

Hello to extremevalues, who introduced herself in the Kino Knits Ravelry group Introduce Yourself thread – feel free to join her!


Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner (free on Ravelry) on US 1 (2.25 mm) in Opal 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon) in 2104 Winterbild Polyp Wintergeist colorway.


Vanilla socks in Patons North America Kroy Socks Stripes (75/25 superwash wool/nylon) in Spring Leaf colorway – gray, black, two shades of neon yellow.

Heartstring by Joji Locatelli (no longer available? on Ravelry) on US 5 (3.75 mm) in Rainbow Heirloom Sweater (100% wool) in Killer Flamingo colorway. Contrast in Skeinny Dipping Journey Worsted (100% merino) in Royal Arse colorway. Part of my #makenine2018.

Random design swatches


Down Cellar Studio Pigskin Party 2018 – the October Interception is sponsored by Kino Knits


Electric Eel Mini spinning wheel

Amy Herzog’s Ultimate Sweater Book: The Essential Guide for Adventurous Knitters

Choosing Zen shawl by Joy Wandrey


The Fiber Seed website

Depth Cowl and Depth Hat by Talitha Kuomi

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF)

Super Summer Knitogether (SSK)

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

New York State Steep and Wool Festival (Rhinebeck)

Mary Beth Temple

Jessica Anderson

The Fiber Seed blog

The Fiber Seed on Instagram

The Fiber Seed Ravelry Group

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